Help Metro decide on official station names for Crenshaw/LAX Line

Learn the station names that are being considered for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project and provide feedback at upcoming community meetings taking place September 16, 24 and October 9.
Station Naming Meeting Flyer FINAL Eng.Spa

Here’s Metro’s property naming policy and below is the map for the project that shows the station locations:

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8 replies

  1. Gee, it would be helpful to know what the “station names under consideration” are. I guess Metro wants us to invest time and $$$ to go to the meetings to learn which porkbarrel politicos are going to be honored.

  2. Please just name them after the streets. All those “area” names and naming them after dead people just confuses people. As an example, you constantly refer to 7th and Flower (blue line) as 7th/Metro: Some train operators have announced this stop as 7th and Metro. Metro Center is a made up name. New York MTA, which has a hundred + years of experience, hardly ever uses area names. They do use appropriate names, such as “city hall” or “yankee stadium”. You should follow their lead, instead of reinventing the square wheel on each line.

    • There are better transit systems than “always fare increase” New York.

      I’m perfectly fine with getting rid of street intersections and just going with area names. Why Wilshire/Western/California State Senator Alfred Hoyun Song Station can’t be simply called “West Koreatown Station” like how London does it?

      If they want to honor a dead politician, do it by putting in a plaque or something with their own privately donated money, not renaming stations using taxpayer money.

  3. Give them meaningful names like: Exposition/Crenshaw (same name for the Expo line station), MLK Blvd (or Martin Luther King), Vernon, Slauson, West Ave (St), La Brea, Hindry/Manchester, Century Blvd, & Aviation/Imperial (rename the Green line Sta to this too.) Then if you want to honor people name the platform for them.

  4. I disagree, I think LA Metro should have even longer names with even more slashes. We can do much better than “7th Street/Metro Center/Julian Dixon” or “Los Angeles Trade-Technical College/Orthopaedic Institute for Children” (Which is way better than “23rd Street”). I recommend the Slauson Fish Market/US Bank/Arco/Shell/Golden Wok/41st Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa Station.

    • You can actually make it longer because “Los Angeles” is actually the shortened name for “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”

      And if you look at the rest of the world, all they have are boring names like landmarks or putting where they are relative to a main station (Kensington, West Kensington, South Kensington, etc.) which is so confusing for us Americans because the vast majority of the world uses this landmark and area naming system.

      http://www.tubemaplondon.org/images/standard-tube-map-large.jpg

      Why can’t they just adopt the American system? Ours make much more sense. Our cars get 40 rods to the hogshead and that’s the way we likes it!!

  5. Neighborhood names, please. “Downtown Inglewood” or just “Inglewood” means a lot more than Florence/La Brea. And please, no more stations named after politicians. That’s so ridiculous. We’re not making transit to honor politicians; we’re doing it to increase access for communities.